Waste has high variability, forcing haulers to over-prepare, over-service, and overspend to meet radical unpredictability and satisfy customers. The uncertainty and instability of 2020 has further complicated the process. But local D.C. hauler JLT Trucking utilized Enevo smart waste technology to adjust to the unpredictability of the pandemic.
Their Enevo-powered transition from fixed static collection schedules to flexible, dynamic collection schedules resulted in:
This technological and practical adjustment didn’t just meet their unique 2020 circumstances, but further prepared them for 2021 and whatever the new normal will bring.
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Commercial waste industry norms and business practices are almost exclusively based on static, fixed weekly schedules. As waste volumes change, haulers become out of sync with actual customer needs.
JLT Trucking, a local hauler in Washington, D.C., was operating traditional static collection schedules to meet the needs of their large public school district customer. JLT faced high mileage and variable tonnage due to organic seasonality, COVID, and the resulting unpredictable occupancy. Even when averaged by seasonality, there’s still an extreme variability of waste generation.
Enevo’s patented sensor monitors fill levels and collections on customer containers. Sensor data informs our advanced analytics software, creating collection schedules and routes that match actual customer waste behavior. This analytics software anticipates and predicts waste behavior, making the unpredictable, predictable.
Resulting schedules and routes are dynamic and generated to drive the fewest number of miles while avoiding container overflow. This eliminates the need for frequent schedule changes and urgent calls for extra service, flexing with evolving needs and restrictions of your operation.
Enevo routes and schedules are analyzed and generated automatically, communicated through the Enevo Drive app. These optimized collections require less resources and reduce costs, and running trucks less often decreases carbon emissions.
By removing fixed schedules and routes and implementing Enevo’s Smart Plans, JLT was able to achieve a new level of balance. Even as waste increases, miles per ton and lifts per ton remain synchronized with waste generation. This synchronization creates significant efficiencies and ensures the highest quality of service.
After implementing Enevo tech, JLT drove 61% fewer miles to collect each ton, while reducing lifts and time on site per ton by 79%. Additionally, JLT created a 51% increase in average tons per dump, collecting more tonnage every day with fewer resources.
Enevo technology allowed JLT to maximize the tools and resources they already had, creating a better customer experience with targeted service. JLT’s operation reduced costs, environmental impact, and administrative burdens. Their trucks experience less wear and tear and fewer repairs. Additionally, personnel safety is maximized because they’re not rushed to get to the next site.
These benefits will carry over into 2021 and beyond. As new regulations are created or lifted, waste will fluctuate. Enevo’s dynamic collection schedules and routes are generated automatically, without administrative meddling. As waste needs change, the schedules and routes will adapt, no matter what happens next.
Enevo provides real, actionable solutions based on data from real customers, allowing JLT and other haulers to create real change in their business.